Join Dublin Museum Hunt on 21 June 2014 and explore:
The National Print Museum, which opened in 1996, explores the history of the print craft in Ireland and the importance of the printed word throughout history. Visitors can explore a variety of historic printing presses, and even try one out for themselves.
Step back in time and explore the home of an upper middle class family during the Georgian period, and learn about the home’s first resident Mrs. Olivia Beatty.
The National Gallery, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, houses Ireland’s national collection of art. The gallery now holds over 15000 works of art, dating from the 13th to the 20th centuries, and includes collections of old masters and the world’s most comprehensive collection of Irish art.
You can also explore the gallery through their online virtual tour!
The NMI – Decorative Arts and History was opened in 1997 in re-purposed Collins army barracks. The museum highlights Irish history, including military history and the history of daily life. The museum also exhibits the Irish silver collection, furniture, currency and Dublin’s collection of Asian art.
“…where art and science collide.” is the unique concept behind the Science Gallery. The exhibits, which focus on contemporary science issues, are intended to encourage debate among its visitors and the wider community.
From stamps and stamp collecting to An Post’s copy of the 1916 Proclamation and the little known story of the staff who were actually in the GPO on Easter Monday, the exhibition is a unique way to learn about the importance of the Post Office in Irish life.
The NMI – Archaeology, first opened in 1890, and today the museum houses over two million archaeological objects found throughout Ireland, and dating back 7000 years. Artefacts are exhibited throughout seven galleries, telling Ireland ancient history through to the present day.
The Little Museum tells the remarkable story of Dublin in the 20th Century. The museum was launched in 2011 with a public appeal for historic objects. The response to that appeal illustrates the generosity of the Irish people: today there are over 5,000 artefacts in the collection.
The NMI – Natural History, takes visitors through galleries of geological exhibits and animals from Ireland and overseas. The total collection is made up of about two million scientific specimens, which can be explored through the exhibits, Irish Fauna and Mammals of the World.
Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptised converts on his visit to Dublin. The parish church of Saint Patrick on this site was granted collegiate status in 1191, and raised to cathedral status in 1224. The present building dates from 1220.
Glasnevin Museum is the world’s first cemetery museum. Visitors can explore the history and the lives of more than 1 million people that are buried here.
Marsh’s Library is a perfectly preserved building of the late Renaissance and early Enlightenment. It has changed little in 300 years. Its collections are of European and world significance.
Dublin Museum Hunt (map)
REGISTRATION IS BY DONATION – SUGGESTED DONATION IS €5/PERSON
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We will have prizes donated by the museums for the most adventurous hunters!
All participants will get passes to visit paid museums for FREE! Click here to view the list of museums.